Sunday, June 29, 2014

Can Hillary please stop fleecing the American taxpayer?

Former President Clinton has a new book to push.

Hard Choices --

What's that?

She's not a former president?

She was never elected by the nation?

Then why the f**k are we paying for her book tour?

Kit Daniels (Global Research) reported on Hillary's BookPeople appearance in Austin:

Clinton was at the BookPeople bookstore in Austin to sign copies of her latest book “Hard Choices” and the attendees of the event faced TSA-style security.
Visitors were not allowed to enter the bookstore with bags and before entering the top floor of the building, where Clinton was signing books, they were told to empty their pockets for a wand search.
Several secret service agents and Austin police officers were managing security, and one uniformed Austin SWAT officer was also present.
In addition to the security inside the building, at least one city street was closed off for three blocks.

Why are the US taxpayers footing the bill for Hillary's 'events'?

She's selling a product.

She got over a million dollars as an advance for this badly written (and ghost-written) book.

But the American people are supposed to foot the bill for her Secret Service detail?

When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, he was a sitting president.

His widow Mary Todd Lincoln struggled.

Five years after the assassination, the Congress voted to award Mary Todd Lincoln a pension.

As for Secret Service protection?  Mary Todd Lincoln didn't get it.

As the Secret Service website notes:

1865 The Secret Service Division was created on July 5, 1865 in Washington, D.C., to suppress counterfeit currency. Chief William P. Wood was sworn in by Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch.
1867 Secret Service responsibilities were broadened to include "detecting persons perpetrating frauds against the government." This appropriation resulted in investigations into the Ku Klux Klan, non-conforming distillers, smugglers, mail robbers, land frauds, and a number of other infractions against the federal laws.
1870 Secret Service headquarters relocated to New York City.
1874 Secret Service headquarters returned to Washington, D.C.
1875 The first commission book and a new badge were issued to operatives.
1877 Congress passed an Act prohibiting the counterfeiting of any coin, gold or silver bar.
1883 Secret Service was officially acknowledged as a distinct organization within the Treasury Department.
1894 The Secret Service began informal part-time protection of President Cleveland.
1895 Congress passed corrective legislation for the counterfeiting or possession of counterfeit stamps.
1901 Congress informally requested Secret Service Presidential protection following the assassination of President William McKinley.
1902 The Secret Service assumed full-time responsibility for protection of the President. Two operatives were assigned full time to the White House Detail.
1906 Congress passed Sundry Civil Expenses Act for 1907 that provided funds for Presidential protection by the Secret Service.

Secret Service operatives began to investigate the western land frauds. The Service's investigations returned millions of acres of land to the government.
1908 Secret Service began protecting the president-elect. Also, President Roosevelt transferred Secret Service agents to the Department of Justice. They formed the nucleus of what is now the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

We've come a long way, baby, down the wrong road.

If any president or first lady wants to take a vow of poverty, then maybe the taxpayer should provide them with Secret Service protection.

But when we're talking about cheap, money grubbers?

Oh, hell no.

Currently, Hillary's grubby fingers are hoping to snatch $225,000 for a speech (at a fundraiser!) and her security costs will be paid out of that fee?


Greedy Pig wants to pocket that fee and all similar ones.  Why bother to pay for your own security detail when you can soak the American taxpayers.

It's past time to stop these perks.  They are being abused and they divert needed funds that should go for the general welfare instead to ensuring that greedy pigs like Hillary Clinton can get rich off the back of the American taxpayers.

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